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Since the post-Marty Markowitz administration has dialed down the hoopla surrounding Dine In Brooklyn, a handful of borough establishments have attempted to expand their reach via Restaurant Week, a bi-annual, citywide extravaganza of three-course $29 lunches and $42 dinners. Here’s a quartet of places where you can eat for a song from July 24th-August 18th—hopefully they’ll inspire other area eateries to follow their economical lead. Leuca: Andrew Carmellini’s NoHo Hospitality Group reliably involves their entire slate...
If you can get the Easter bunny out of your head, there’s good reason to make rabbit a regular part of your diet. Not only is it more easily digestible, as well as lower in cholesterol, calories, and fat than most other proteins, but rabbits—which notoriously reproduce in epic numbers in the spring—have a much smaller carbon footprint than cows and pigs, maturing quickly and requiring little in the way of food (they’re mostly...
  Downtown Brooklyn is a place where many people work in offices (or have jury duty, or buy Broadway tickets) and need to eat lunch. But until Dekalb Market Hall opens this fall, with its small purveyors of local tasty food, there is a (seeming) dearth of nearby places that offer delicious sit-down meals that are not chain restaurants. However, we can not live by Chipotle alone. And particularly since you can factor in nearby Cobble Hill and Boerum Hill if you're...
If you’ve got your heart set on bead-slinging, float-riding and exceptionally lax open container laws, Boerum Hill might seem a sad substitute for Bourbon Street. But if you refine your definition of laissez les bons temps rouler, by focusing mostly on mass consumption of po’boys, beignets and muffulettas, you’ll find that Brooklyn is second only to New Orleans, when it comes to commemorating Mardi Gras. Best Boudin Balls: Tchoup Shop Simon Glenn’s long-running pop-up (if you...

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